OVERVIEW OF THE BYRON NELSON CHAMPIONSHIP
The HP Byron Nelson Championship is a premier event on the PGA tour. The event, first played in 1968, will once again be hosted at the TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas located in Irving, TX. Jason Dufner returns to defend his title May 13-19th, 2013 with competition from top players on the PGA Tour. The tournament is one of Dallas‘ biggest sports attractions each year and is also the most financially successful charity event on the PGA Tour.
THE COURSE – TPC FOUR SEASONS
Jay Morrish created the original course and in the 1980s Byron Nelson and Ben Crenshaw aided in a major renovation. Small lakes, rolling fairways, and towering oak and mesquite trees make TPC Four Seasons an attractive course. It’s extensive bunkers and formidable length also make it a challenging one. The real difficulty at TPC Four Seasons is the greens and the approach shots into them. Players must absolutely target specific areas on the greens rather than aim for the flags due to the abrupt and drastic rising and falling.
Last year’s Byron Nelson Championship raised over $5 million bringing the total money raised to over $127 million for the Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers. They help over 7,000 kids and families each year who have experienced trauma and abuse to maximize their potential and attain success in their lives.
This year’s tournament is sure to provide plenty of excitement and drama and often comes down to the final holes. The event attracts golf fans and spectators from all over the nation so be sure to plan your trip well in advance. When looking for a hotel in Las Colinas during the tournament, look no further than the Wingate by Wyndham Las Colinas. The hotel’s location provides easy access to and from the TPC Four Seasons as well as free shuttle service to and from DFW Airport. The friendly and knowledgeable staff will ensure that your stay is comfortable and your experience a memorable.